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The Difference Between Hypo-Thyroid and Hyper-Thyroid

Thyroid problems are perhaps the #1 problem in my office. I find that about 50% of patients or more need some type of nutritional support for the thyroid or the thyroid is having dysfunction due to another problem. What does that mean? Sometimes you can have a thyroid problem because a food allergy is causing the thyroid to under-perform...or go hyper. Sometimes a virus can cause thyroid problems. Sometimes mercury toxicity can hurt thyroid performance. These problems need to be addressed if they are present. You can't just take some minerals for your thyroid and expect it to blossom and function better if you have candida in your intestines that make chemicals that hurt your thyroid. You need to get rid of suppressive things first. And then you also may need some nutrients to help your thyroid start behaving properly again.

So, what is the difference between hyper and hypo? Well, think of hypo-thyroid as a sleepy and under-performing thyroid gland. A hyper-thyroid is one that is...well, hyper. It is overactive. I find these conditions for some reason fall under the radar on standard testing. So...what are the symptoms of hypo and hyper? Here you go...


  • You sleep easily. In fact, if you had your way you would sleep 12 hours or more each day-to-day
  • You are tired no matter how much you sleep


  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Trouble staying asleep
  • racing mind
  • Jumpy, nervous, anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • heart skipping beats

Although there are a lot of other thyroid symptoms...these other symptoms fall into both buckets.. or both camps of hypo or hyper. These other general symptoms can be:

  • Infertility
  • low libido
  • menstrual problems
  • headaches
  • neck and shoulder pain
  • dry skin
  • hair loss and slow growing nails
  • depression

If you know someone that is having some of these symptoms, have them give me a call. I would love to discuss their symptoms or meet them free of charge for a discussion. I hope all of you are well and surviving the tail-end of mountain cedar/elm tree allergies. I hope they call down soon. All the best. Sincerely, Dr. Cone 972-880-8541